A 27-unit market-rate building at 17th Street and South Van Ness is heading to the Planning Commission today. The proposed five-story building, developed by the Toboni Group and designed by Leavitt Architecture, would replace the auto-repair shop that now stands at 600 South Van Ness. The project goes before Planning just two weeks ahead of the Board of Supervisors' June 2 vote on the market-rate housing moratorium proposed by Supervisor David Campos. If the moratorium passes, the 1,100 units in the Mission's housing pipeline would be stalled for 45 days, with the potential to extend the moratorium for two years. Campos's moratorium is distinct from the proposed November ballot measure that's also in the works.
Nevertheless, Planning is recommending approval with conditions for the project, which will include 15 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedrooms, a communal terrace out back, and roughly 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Rather than build affordable apartments on-site, the developer would pay $2 million into the affordable housing fund, enough to subsidize eight below-market-rate rentals.
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